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Maj (later LCol) Peter Brown
Biography of Lieutenant-Colonel P.E. Brown
Lieutenant-Colonel Peter Brown was born in Brantford, Ontario. He joined 2659 Royal
Canadian (Army) Cadet Corps in 1977 completing the Cadet Leadership and Challenge
Course in Banff Alberta, a Flyover to Germany and the Basic Parachutist Course, ending
his time as a Master Cadet. In February of 1979 he joined the 56th Field Regiment, Royal
Canadian Artillery in the ranks where he served at the same time as his cadet service until
he transferred to the Regular Force in 1981 as an officer cadet.
After completion of phase training in 1982 Lieutenant-Colonel Brown began his regular
force career with the 2nd Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery at Petawawa,
Ontario, where he served in E Battery (Parachute) and the Air Defence Troop. After
a year-long French course Lieutenant-Colonel Brown served in the 5e Regiment
d’Artillerie Légère du Canada at Valcartier, Quebec, where he served as Assistant
Regimental Operations Officer, Battery Commander of V Battery and also served with
the United Nations Forces in Cyprus as Aide de Camp to the Force Chief of Staff. He
then served with the Air Defence Artillery School in Chatham, New Brunswick, until
he was promoted to Major. After leaving the Air Defence Artillery School he served in
various staff jobs at Army and Land Force Doctrine and Training System Headquarters
as well as attending the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston Ontario, where he
received a Bachelors of Military Arts and Sciences degree.
Lieutenant-Colonel Brown then served with the 1st Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse
Artillery in Shilo, Manitoba where he served as Regimental Second-In-Command from
2003 to 2005. From 2005 to 2006 he completed the Canadian Forces Command and
Staff Course at the Canadian Forces College in Toronto, Ontario where he also obtained
his Masters of Defence Studies.
In June 2006 Lieutenant-Colonel Brown was promoted to his present rank and appointed
Commanding Officer of the 56th Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery. During his
time as Commanding Officer he also deployed to the Democratic Republic of the Congo
with the United Nations as the Chief Liaison Officer to the Congolese Armed Forces.
Just prior to his current posting as the Director of the Formation Operations Centre of
Excellence at the Canadian Land Forces Command and Staff College he was deployed
to Joint Task Force (Afghanistan) Headquarters as part of the Formation Operations
Lessons Learned organization to validate the training of the Headquarters.
Lieutenant-Colonel Brown is married to the former Connie Minns, also of Brantford,